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james holmes to go on this deadly rampage. yesterday authorities finally gained access to his explosives filled apartment as jim axelrod reports. >> the bomb squad in aurora, colorado used their own small explosive device to disable the booby traps james holmes allegedly set at his apartment, the fbi agent is in charge. >> it went very, very well. the threat has not been completely eliminated. it has been significantly reduced. >> investigators broke through windows and used a camera to look around inside, revealing a trip wire attached to the front door and 30 homemade grenades. aurora police chief dan oakes. >> make no mistake, okay, in apartment was designed, i say, based on everything i have seen, to kill whoever entered it. >> by saturday night, all of the explosive devices had been removed, analyzed and taken to a remote location to be destroyed. >> now the james holmes apartment has been cleared, fbi teams will spend the day inside gathering evidence, also today, those residents of the building where james holmes had his apartment should be able to return to their homes. >> for su
holmes was being treated by a university psychiatrist. anna werner is in colorado. the u.s. economy slows sharply, raising the risk of a new recession. rebecca jarvis has the latest numbers. the olympics get off to a ringing start, and mitt romney get caught up in it, in the traffic, that is. mark phillips is in london. and request "on the road" with a champion broadcaster. >> here's one. >> pelley: steve hartman with the sound and the story. >> reporter: you reported on 9/11. >> yes. >> reporter: pearl harbor. >> yes. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. most everyone who saw james holmes in court on monday wondered about his mental state or whether he was medicated. he looked like he didn't know he was there. he wasn't following the conversation, and when the judge asked hem a question, holmes' lawyer jumped in before he could speak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was in fact under the care of a psychiatrist before he allegedly opened fire on the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding
evening. most everyone who saw james holmes in court on monday wo wondered about his mental state or whether he was medicated. he looked like he didn't know he was there. he wasn't following the lmes'rsation, and when the judge asked him a question, holmes' lawyer jumped in before he could weak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was, in fact, under the care of a psychiatrist defore he allegedly opened fire nc the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding 43. anna werner has the late- breaking details at the arapahoe county jail where holmes is held pu solitary confinement tonight. >> reporter: a motion filed by james holmes' public defender reveals that holmes was under the care of psychiatrist lin fenton. dr. fenton is the medical director of student mental health services at the university of colorado denver anschutz medical campus. holmes was a graduate student at the school. harlier this week, school iaficials said students were monitored by mental health amecialists. >> the faculty and program leadership meet on a regular basis to discuss how t
:00 on the west. our first look at the movie theater massacre suspect since his arrest. james holmes facing a colorado judge this hour. live cameras in the courtroom. >>> penn state football escapes the so-called death penalty, but the punishment just handed down by the ncaa may be even worse. >>> and drew peterson goes on trial for the murder of his third wife while the disappearance of wife number four is still an open case. >>> we begin with a death penalty for penn state football, well, not so much, but this is definitely going to hurt. just this morning, the university got slapped with a massive penalty that will last for years to come. among the most brutal, a $60 million fine. a four-year post-season ban and a forfeit of all football wins since 1998. you know what that means? joe paterno loses his title as winningest coach in major college football history. all of this in the wake of that child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. rumors of the massive fine trickled out on sunday, the same time paterno's iconic statue on campus was wrapped in pl
believed to be behind the carnage will make his first appearance in court today. james holmes will likely face first degree murder charges. police say holmes spent months planning out his alleged rampage. gathering his arsenal, executing his plan and pulling the trigger with "calculation and deliberation." his court appearance will come just a few hours before his family is expected to break their silence, as well. let's get straight to don lemon who is just outside the courthouse where holmes will face a judge in half an hour. don, the first look at holmes since his arrest. >> it certainly will be. you know, it's even covering this story for days now, kyra. just hard to believe as you were reading about the suspect and what happened, yeah, the first time we'll get to see him. he has that red hair, as police say that he had when he was arrested. this is where he is now. they believe that is the arapahoe county detention center. he's going to be moved from this arapahoe detention center there is an underground tunnel and be brought right over here to the right to the arapahoe county courth
speak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was in fact under the care of a psychiatrist before he allegedly opened fire on the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding 43. anna werner has the late-breaking details at the arapahoe county jail where holmes is held in solitary confinement tonight. >> reporter: a motion filed by joms' public defender reveals he was under the care of psychiatrist lynne fenton. dr. fenton is the medical director of student mental health services. holmes was a graduate student at the school. earlier this week, school officials said students were monitored by mental health specialists. >> the faculty and program leadership meet on a regular basis to discuss how the student' doing, the stars and difficult students. >> reporter: a package sent by holmes to dr. fenton was recovered by police in the school mailroom on monday. sources say the package contained a letter written by holmes that described shooting people. it's unclear when holmes sent the package. holmes' lawyers say the discovery of the letter should never have b
in the mail room at the university of colorado's medical campus sent by james holmes. the details inside that package apparently contained key details about friday's theater massacre and could finally expose not only how holmes allegedly executed his rampage but also answer the one question no one knows or understands. why? let's get straight to ed lavendara on the ground for us in aurora, colorado. do we know who this package was actually sent to and when? >> reporter: our understanding is that it was sent to a psychology professor there at the university of colorado where james holmes had been studying for the past year in that ph.d neuro science program. we learned about the package at the university back on monday when several buildings on campus had to be evacuated for several hours as bomb technicians and teams looked at it to make sure there were no explosive devices or anything. all of that was cleared. yesterday we learned the package had been sent to the university, was found in the mail room, and was addressed from james holmes. kyra? >> sorry about that, ed. i thought we had
massacre inside of that colorado movie theater. james holmes made his first court appearance since the shooting rampage that left 12 people dead, and 58 others wounded. holmes had the hair dyed bright red and orange and you can see he appeared somewhat emotionless and somber as he sat next to his attorney in the courtroom. what we know is for mall charges are going to be filed against holmes monday. the judge assigned a public defender for the case, and sometime today holmes' family is expect t expected to say something and issue a statement. i want to go to casey wian who is in san diego, and you are at the home, i believe, of the suspect's family and that they are going to be talking later today. what have they said so far? >> well, actually, suzanne, where i am is outside of the office of the criminal defense attorney named lisa dam ymiani o is represent iing the holmes' family and she says she will come out in three hours and read a prepared statement from the holmes' family and take some lim limited questions from the news media. she said that she has been in touch with mr. ho
tracking down the psychiatrist who was see ing colorado shooter james holmes. the question, what did she know and what did she obligate to report. >>> and the newest bond girl -- >> good evening, mr. bond. >>> the story behind that amazing cameo everyone is talking about. >>> good evening. david is on assignment tonight. the first full day of olympic competition is now in the recordbooks and there are some stunning results to report. and take a look at this photo. it says it all. 14-time gold medal swimmer michael phelps in disbelief. almost failing to qualify for an event he won during the last two olympics. meanwhile, the u.s. women's soccer team advanced to the semifinals with a powerful show of skill and team spirit. for more on that and all of the other olympic highlights we turn to abc's jeffery kofman in london tonight. good evening jeffery. >> reporter: sharyn, good evening to you from olympic park. of the 12 gold medals up for grabs on the first day of competition, the u.s. snagged two but the results left at least a few americans in shock. as expected an american won gold in th
cut short. >> you have a right to be advised of the charges. >> reporter: we now learned james holmes was a psychiatric patient while grad student at the university of colorado. his psychiatrist, lynne fenton is the director of the school's mental health services. she didn't answer when we knocked today. prosecution and defense teams are now fighting over a notebook that may reveal clues. holmes' public defender says it's confidence between doctor and patient. fenton never received the notebook, but experts say if holmes made specific threats, she had an obligation to report them. >> it's called a duty to warn or duty to protect. >> reporter: but there's always a chance holmes kept his alleged plan secret. >> it's possible the psychiatrist had very little information from james holmes at the time this happened. >> reporter: james holmes will be back in court monday. he's facing potentially hundreds of charges including 12 counts of first degree murder. 58 counts of attempted murder. two big questions will the prosecution eventually seek the death penalty against holmes and will he mou
of make james holmes spiral out of control. we were told he had done poorly on the final exam. this was all around the same time that according to law enforcement sources he was buying weapons at various gun stores around the denver area and also amassing all of the ammunition, the 6,000 rounds of ammunition as well as all the explosive materials found inside of his apartment. so those are big clues and obviously big issues that psychologists and investigators are taking a much closer look at. >> all right. ed lavendara, we'll be talking throughout the morning as we find out more about james holmes and the investigation taking place in particular with regard to this package that was sent to the university. okay. i want to make it very clear that james holmes has still not given police a motive. and we still do not understand his state of mind. this story, though, undoubtedly has left so many parents wondering about their own children and what could potentially go wrong. what are the warning signs? how do you even know that your child is capable of such unspeakable violence? an
appearance since the horrific tragedy that left 12 people dead and 58 others injured. james holmes had dyed orange/red hair and seemed dazed and glassy eyed. sometimes closing his eyes as the hearing proceeded. he didn't say anything in court and seemed disconnected. even when the judge talked about the victims. >> for protection order if you'd hand a copy. shall not possess or control a firearm or other weapon. shall not consume alcoholic beverages and controlled substances. and not to commit any new offenses. >> investigators are now looking at his computer and other items found in his apartment trying to piece together who he is and why he allegedly walked into a movie theater and started shooting innocent people. holmes reportedly began struggling at school this past semester doing poorly on exams. police say it was during this time he began buying a huge amount of ammunition online. around that time, some time in may, he began buying guns from local shops. in early june, he suddenly dropped out of the ph.d. program. and a few weeks later, he applied to join a gun club. leaving such a b
'm erin burnett. we have breaking news on colorado's shooting suspect james holmes. cnn has learned holmes was seeing a university of colorado psychiatrist before the attack last friday, which left 12 dead and 58 wounded. the new information is coming to light now because lawyers for holmes are asking authorities to hand over a package that holmes had sent to his psychiatrist. this package was discovered in the university's medical campus mailroom on monday. and it included a letter that contained references to shooting people and drawings of a gunman and his victims. according to cbs news. we now know the package was addressed to dr. lynne fenton, the director of student mental health at the university of colorado. a resume posted on the university's website says fenton sees between 15 to 20 graduate students each week for medication and psychotherapy. she also serves as a psychiatrist, seeing between 5 and 10 patients according, again, to that resume. in a court filing, holmes public defender said, quote, the materials contained in that package include communications from mr. holmes to d
james holmes. his legal team's file yesterday revealed he was a psychiatric patient and was seeing a university of colorado doctor. we'll have those details coming up. the doctor was an expert in schizophrenia. you have to wonder if she saw signs he could possibly do it. >> fairly or not, people asking if she could have perhaps stopped it. >>> the woman who admitted to hiring hitmen, yes, hitmen, plural, to kill her ex-lover's socialite wife, no less than three times she did this. she's cut a plea deal. she's going to be going to prison. why is the intended victim so furious? that story is coming up. >>> we start with the opening ceremonies. a quirky, clamorous pageant. they loaded it with the queen to mr. bean, sir paul to the woman who invested harry potter. bill weir is covering the games for abc news. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. so great to be back on "gma" week end, especially since it's noon here in gorge london. the city still buzzing after last night. it was everything you might expect from a land that gave us shakespeare, the sex pistols and monty python.
and talk to him. >> on july 2nd, holmes ordered a bulletproof vest, knife, and other gear online. police say it looks like holmes was planning this for months. adding to the shock for people in aurora, colorado. thousands attended a vigil for the victims on sunday. president obama met with their families last night and today he talked about the victims who served in the military during a speech to the veterans of foreign wars. >> these patrons were willing to serve in faraway lands yet they were taken from us here at home. yesterday they conveyed a message to their families on behalf of all americans. we honor your loved ones. we salute their service. and as you summon the strength to carry on, we stand with you as one united american family. >> joining me now is clint van zandt, a former fbi profiler now an nbc news analyst. and dave cullen, author of "columbine." it's the definitive book about the shootings at columbine high school in 1999. thanks to both of you for being here tonight. >> thanks for having me. >> clint, let me start with you. >> sure. >> what struck you about james hol
holmes have asked authorities for a package he sent to this woman, dr. lynn fenton. she's a psychiatrist at the university of colorado and director of student mental health services. cbs news reports the package included a description of how holmes was planning to kill people. defense attorneys argue it should be protected under doctor/patient privilege. psychologist eric fisher joins us to talk about this. we're hoping to learn more about what was in this notebook, this package. we don't want to speculate about how much this psychiatrist, dr. fenton, might have known about james holmes. but i'm curious what you say about the limits of confidentiality. when do you have to disclose? when does patient/doctor privilege no longer apply? >> there were laws passed in the '70s that states when a patient states a clear and present danger to a person we have the obligation to warn that person, warn family, people who might be related to them, and authorities. so the issue of this and what comes up is how are we compromising our relationship with that client that they might withhold information fr
and katie holmes' seemingly perfect marriage over. why is katie suing for sole custody of suri? new revelations we'll bring to you this morning. ♪ >>> it's america's biggest birthday party ever. we're kicking off an epic week long fourth of july celebration, from the hottest beauty secrets to the coolest dogs. the sweetest celebration, only on "gma." >>> and you're going to be hearing from katy perry a little bit later here on "good morning america." good morning, everyone. george is taking time off. we have josh back. the people are going crazy that you're back. that's why they're here. >> i'm just one man. >> turns out sleep is rather important to the human body. >> who knew? >> who knew? >> boy, we love having them all in times square. >>> good news for the folks visiting us on vacation. if you're hitting the road for the fourth of july break, the gas won't cost you as much to fill up the tank as the gas prices continue to plummet. >> good news for a lot of folks. >>> exclusive video of the family of the american graduate student that was attacked by chimps. they're arriving at
are going to be filed against holmes monday. the judge assigned a public defender for the case, and sometime today holmes' family is expect t expected to say something and issue a statement. i want to go to casey wian who is in san diego, and you are at the home, i believe, of the suspect's family and that they are going to be talking later today. what have they said so far? >> well, actually, suzanne, where i am is outside of the office of the criminal defense attorney named lisa dam ymiani o is represent iing the holmes' family and she says she will come out in three hours and read a prepared statement from the holmes' family and take some lim limited questions from the news media. she said that she has been in touch with mr. holmes' mother and father, and says that they are doing reasonably well, as well as could be expected under the circumstances. she would not talk with us about where they are physically located right now. citing concerns about their safety. but to repeat, she is going to come out and read a prepared statement, and the most extensive comments from the family since this
james holmes in a mailroom in their medical campus on monday. it was addressed to one of holmes' former professors. the package reportedly includes writings and drawings about killing people. "outfront" tonight, ed lavandera in aurora, colorado. ed, what else is the university saying about this package? >> reporter: well, it's been really hard to get people to speak on the record about these packages we've known about since monday. in fact, it caused the evacuation of some of the buildings on that campus for a short time on monday. but it was quickly determined there wasn't any explosives or hazardous materials to deal with. now we're learning what was inside those packages, perhaps much more frightening to people, that perhaps james holmes himself mailed this package to a psychology professor, according to nbc and cbs reports this evening, and saying that the packages included writings of killing people and also crude drawings of a gunman and his victims. that package sent, obviously that garnering a great deal of attention today. but there is a gag order in place that has really kind
holmes, was under a psychiatrist's care. anna werner has more from colorado. >> any questions about that -- >> in his first court appearance, james holmes appeared disconnected from his surroundings. many questioned his mental status. now a motion filed by holmes' public defender shows he was being treated by a psychiatrist from his university, dr. lynn fenton. fenton is the medical director at the university of colorado denver anschutz medical campus where holmes was a medical student. she's also the person who he sent a package to. cbs sources say the package contained a letter written by holmes that described shooting people. holmes' lawyers now say the discovery of the letter should never have been made public because it contained communications from mr. holmes to dr. fenton that mr. holmes asserts are privileged. >> meanwhile, the victims of last friday's shooting are being remembered at funerals and memorial services. one of those killed was 18-year-old a.j. boik who just graduated high school in may. those who knew him well, family and friends, attended a church service frida
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in the university of colorado mail room that appears to have been mailed by the suspected shooter, james holmes. cnn's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been trying to nail down more information on this. and we'll continue to do so, wolf. >> what's the university of colorado sa
some shocking new information about the colorado theater shooting suspect james holmes. we've been hearing conflicting reports about a package that he allegedly sent to his psychiatst before the shooting. cbs is reporting that package contained details about how he planned on killing people. now there's a legal battle over that package and whatever was inside it. jim spellman sounds the jail in aurora, kol california, for us this morning. good morning, jim. so what is this assertion of privilege that lawyers are talking about? >> so what the defense is saying is that the writings in this book were sent from holmes to his psychiatrist, a woman named dr. lynn fenton and that those are doctor-patient communications and should be privileged. it's a little complicated in general about how that works because if potentially there was something in it that alluded to putting people in danger, then the doctor would have to write to -- would have the requirement to report that to police. but we don't know what's in it at this point. but what the defense is saying is that we're reading all the
have come out that this package was probably sent by james holmes, the university says they can no longer comment or make any kind of comments in regard to this investigation. the judge in this case has issued a wide-ranging gag order. many officials starting to clamp down and not speak publicly about what's going on in this case now. >> ed lavandera on the scene for us as he's been right from the beginning. thank you. elsewhere, in maryland, police say the fbi are now investigating an abduction with ties to the baseball legend cal rib ken jr. his mother was found safe this morning almost 24 hours after being taken from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the
that someone like james holmes had access to the kinds of weapons, to all the ammunition that he used in the midnight attack. >> he was able to shoot almost 70 people in the span of just a couple of minutes before your guys were able to get there. do you personally think he should have had access to that kind of a weapon? >> i think my opinions on guns and gun control are really, you know, every police chief in america would say we're here to enforce the law and our public policy and democratic process sets policy on gun control and all that kind of stuff. i've been asked that several times and it's not my place to weigh in on gun policy. i've never been a big fan of guns myself, and i don't know a lot about weapons so i accept and what i have said is in our society in colorado, he legally possessed those weapons. he legally possessed that ammunition. he legally possessed those magazines. to the extent an event like this results in society's introspection around weapons, that's probably a good thing. you and i and other americans have seen events like this, virginia tech shooting, for
katie holmes out and about now tom cruise that come to visit with his daughter suri for the first time since his split with holmes. more on that story. >> let's begin with the alarming incident at the airport in utah where a murder suspect was able to steal a commercial airplane. nbc's miguel almaguer is in st. george. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. the st. george airport is small. there's only about a dozen flights in and outfit here every day but this is where that pilot, who is suspected of murdering his girlfriend was found dead after a botched takeoff attempt. >> a skywest plane crashed into the parking lot around a bunch of vehicles. >> reporter: the skywest commuter jet, a popular plane, was forced out of the air tuesday. inside police discovered the body of murder suspect and skywest pilot brian hedglin. >> in the plane with an apparent self-inflicted head wound. >> reporter: overnight monday, detectives believe he used a rug to scare a barbed wire fence and walked up to the skywest jet, that seats 50, hedglin pushed open the always unlocked cockp
holmes sent a package to a university of colorado psychiatrist. >> filled with details about a plan massacre including illustrations. >> discovered in monday afternoon in the mail room. >> a lot of gun owners would agree that ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not criminals. >> i'm in favor of the second amendment. >> mitt romney in britain for a visit. - >> the american people are not real concerned about tax returns. >> mitt romney going to be in london for the opening ceremonies of the olympics. he plans to take his tax returns, drop them into the torch. >>> skydiver feelix baumgartner is back after leaping from the edge of space. >> scaffolding gave way. a death-defying high wire act in las vegas. >>> an unusual rescue near sacramento california. a bull fell into a well and was stuck for hours. >>> cal ripken jr., his mom was missing for more than a day. an armed man abducted her from her home. >>> it is a foul ball. he has no idea it's foul until right now. >> all that -- >> tell me you're not going to -- >> you tell me to -- >> grow up. >> don
killed and wounded so many in minutes, but police say james holmes may have spent months plotting the sophisticated death trap inside his own apartment. we now have a better idea of why bomb experts spent more than 24 hours assessing the booby trap before making their first move. inside the apartment, 30 improvised explosive devices. one law enforcement official says the setup was unlike almost anything found in the united states. it's more similar to what insurgents use in iraq or afghanistan. the ieds were wired to a central control box that had to be diffused, and that task was daunting. the source says that the complexity looked like spaghetti. poppy harlow has been working with her sources to bring these exclusive details to light. she is joining us by phone from aurora. tell us what else was inside that apartment. >> reporter: we know as you mentioned, carol, there were 30 of these ieds. there were also containers, glass containers and gas cans, filled with what i'm told from law enforcement officials about 10 gallons of gasoline. those were taken offsite with the ieds late
hearing to read 24-year-old james holmes his rights. the accused mass murderer seemed dazed, never looking anyone in the face, as family members of some of the victims sat nearby. >> he does look like demonic or something like that. his eyes are just crazy. kind of crazy looking, you know? something wrong with that man. >> reporter: holmes, once a top neuroscience student, recently dropped out of grad school. police say he spent thousands of dollars on weapons and ammunitions, dressed up like a villain yas batman character and opened fire in this aurora, california, theater. ten were dead in the theater. two died later. among them, jessica ghawi. her friends called jessica's family from the theater. >> it was the most horrific screams i ever heard in my life. i thought somebody was in the house stabbing my wife in the heart. >> reporter: the victims range in age from 6 to 51. there are many stories of heroism. stephanie saved this girl's life. they made it out alive. >> we're laying there literally in the mouth of hell. and when i say literally, i mean literally from every aspect. >> i jus
the front gate. the blast felt miles away. >>> rigged to kill. inside james holmes' apartment, new information this morning on what investigators saw when they went inside. explosives, wires, gasoline. police telling cnn it looked like a setup in afghanistan, not the united states. >>> home sweet home. finally, the good news we've been waiting for. the value of your house going up for the first time in five years. >>> plus this. >> don't hit your head on the dock. >> no way. >> it's called speed kayaking. or at least trying to be that. our rob marciano taking a dip while trying out this lesser known olympic sport. get your life preserver. "newsroom" starts right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >>> we do begin with breaking news this morning. more security concerns for the summer olympics. with opening ceremonies set to begin in just three days. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. the british government is deploying 1,200 extra troops at. zain verjee is joining us from london. why are they doing this thing? >> basically, there was a mess-up, carol, by a private se
here at home, investigators are poring over that notebook believed to be that of james holmes. the accused gunman in that movie theater shooting. what could be a road map to a massacre and abc's dan harris tells us, experts now say detailed written plans are often a hallmark of mass murders. >> reporter: tonight law enforcement officials are analyzing the notebook believed to be from the suspect james holmes. discovered in the mailroom at the university of colorado where holmes was a student. when investigators first found the package they were so concerned it too would be rigged with explosives, they sent in a robot to handle it. inside the notebook they reportedly found plans for a massacre including drawings of a stick figure gunman mowing down his victims. >> universally, mass shooters is all about revenge. he wanted to pay society back for what he believed society had done to him. and i think the note book will talk about that. >> reporter: in america's over-crowded history of mass murder nearly every perpetrator has left behind documentation. the columbine killers left v
motive. as holmes past is examined, we try learn what led to the killings and how this devastated community will recover. formal charges are expected monday. a decision on whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty will come later. from aurora, colorado, i'm leanne gregg. back you to, lynn. >>> presidential conditioned dat candidates are back on the campaign trail. with more calls for gun laws, mitt romney will be in nevada today while president obama heads to oregon. jennifer johnson has that story from washington. >> reporter: a somber day on the campaign trail following the tragedy in colorado. at a veterans of foreign wars event in reno, president obama paid tribute to four veterans killed in aurora. >> we honor your loved ones. we salute their service. as you summonhe strength to carry on and keep bright their legacy, we stand with you as one united american family. >> reporter: mitt romney who discussed the economy with business people in california couldn't avoid the issue of stricter gun control laws in an interview on cnbc. >> i believe the second amendment is the ri
james holmes. the 24-year-old suspect in the deadly colorado shooting rampage, holmes a one-time graduate student at the university of colorado, is going to be making his next court appearance monday. meanwhile, family members are trying to make funeral plans for some of the victims of friday's shootings. nbc's miguel is live for us in colorado. what are the latest developments today, because a lot has been happening behind the scenes. >> reporter: just a few miles from where we're standing, police were once again at the suspect's home. of course they were there for a couple of days over the weekend. it was wired, they say, with boobytraps. they were forced to go in using im provised devices to set off the traps. they were back there today. it appears they were looking for more evidence. as you know, the suspect, james holmes, was here in court yesterday. he was in court for a short time. he certainly looked very dazed, very confused. at one point, as though he was going to fall asleep. police are still obviously gathering evidence in this case. he will be charged with at le
materials contained in that package include communications from mr. holmes to dr. fenton that mr. holmes asserts are privileged. mr. holmes was a psychiatric patient of dr. fenton and his communications with her are protected. "outfront" tonight, drew griffin, who has been investigating this story. good to see you. let me just ask you what you think the significance is of this package, the letter and the court filing, where they're saying this is privileged. >> well, i think the significance is we now know that holmes, this person who's accused in this horrendous crime, was seeing a campus psychiatrist before the shooting took place, erin. and what does that entail? we don't know. there will be a lot of questions not only from prosecutors but from so many families as to what that communication, what that treatment was for. what was holmes telling his doctor about what was going on in his head? and the logical question is, what, if anything, should or could that doctor have said or done to try to intervene in what was this horrendous event. >> with her there, right, that there cou
taibbi, who was in the courtroom with the suspect, james holmes, and nbc's chris jansing. can you describe the scene in the courtroom from outside looking in, his affect was so strange, he looked dazed. what was it like close up? >> reporter: yeah, it really was. when i was in the courtroom in the jared loughner case in arizona, he engaged with people, he looked at people, he looked angrily at some of us in the media. in this instance, everybody was looking toward the door when he came in. he shuffled in, manhandcuffed hs and ankles. he wasn't engaging with his two public defenders. he didn't look at anybody. didn't look at the judge when the judge mirandized him. didn't look at the judge or respond in any way at all when the judge asked him directly whether he had anything to say and he didn't look out in the courtroom to people sitting in the 108 seats, including five family members of decedents of some of the victims who died in the theater shooting. the hearing only lasted 11 minutes. he didn't, as i say, give anybody anything to work with except to see somebody who was so let
and victim. >> authorities say it was a possible message from accused colorado gunman. >> james holmes sent a package to a university of colorado psychiatrist. >> filled with details about a planned massacre, including illustrations. >> discovered monday afternoon in the mail room. >> a lot of gun owners would agree that ak 47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals. >> i'm a strong defender the second amendment. i don't believe we need new laws. the american people are not real concerned about tax returns. >>> mitt romney is going to be in london for the opening ceremonies of the olympics. he plans to take his tax returns and drop them into the torch. >> sky diver felix baumgartner is back on earth after making a leap from the edge of space. >> four window washers were trapped after their scaffolding gave way in las vegas. >> an unusual rescue near sacramento, california, a bull fell into an active well and was stuck for hours. >>> cal ripken jr. his mom was missing for more than a day. police say an armed man abducted her from her home. >> american women prevails 4
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